Name: Chris McFarlane Job title: Assistant Manager, Operations Trip Name: North Pole Pre-post night city: Helsinki Ship name: 50 Let Pobedy (50 Years of Victory) Date of Travel: July 1, 2013 to July 12, 2013 What word best describes your travel style & why? (Adventurer ,Check-lister, Learner , Escapist) Adventurer. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t have a list of places that I’m interested in travelling to, and [...]
A Guest post from Falcon Scott Making a journey to Antarctica is a lifetime experience for anyone, but once you’ve been it actually draws you back. It’s hard to say exactly what it is that makes you feel this way. Even after three adventures to the Antarctic, every trip has been like my first – a once-in-a-lifetime experience. For me, one could say it comes naturally as my [...]
Great update sent to us today from our Spitsbergen Circumnavigation voyage, currently in progress: “Last night we camped at Hornsund. All went well and for the campers we enjoyed a bonus walk, a beluga visit at the landing beach where we gathered to enjoy views of adults and young and then mist and sunshine created a colourful rainbow over our campers. Today while sailing into Brepolle, we spotted a [...]
A few of us Quark Expeditions recently had the pleasure of attending our first Google+ hangout with some grade one students from Quaker Ridge School in Scarsdale, NY. Polar Travel Adviser Naomi Box, and Marketing Coordinator Courtenay Oswin were first to jump on board for this project and did a fabulous job chatting with the kids. Below you can see our set up for the afternoon, complete with Antarctic backdrop for [...]
Top image copyright Sue Flood We are pleased to announce our Experts-in-Residence program for the 2013.14 Antarctic season! Renowned for the expedition team’s expertise in the Arctic and Antarctica, our Experts-in-Residence program adds an extra layer of interest and insight to polar expeditions with best-in-class guests from the fields of polar history, scientific research, and photography. This year we are thrilled to have the following polar experts join us: Polar History [...]
There is probably no bigger and more passionate fan of all things Quark Expeditions than our CEO Hans Lagerweij. Fresh from his first experience aboard one of our Antarctic Express voyages, we sat down to chat with Hans about the fly-cruise program and hear him tell the tale of another Quark “first” achievement in Antarctica! Name: Hans Lagerweij Job title: CEO (Chief “Experience” Officer) Trip Name: Antarctica Express fly-cruise Pre-post [...]
When you book your next voyage with Quark Expeditions, you can rest assured that you are traveling with one of the most responsible and safety-conscious companies in the Polar expeditions industry. In December 2012, Quark became the first (and only) expedition cruise company in the world to complete a third party health and safety assessment. Quark successfully demonstrated conformity to the highly respected British Standard BS 8848, in an evaluation [...]
This just in! The Quark office staff has just received this video from our Expedition Team on the Sea Spirit. Check out that Antarctic Shake! This time…it’s NOT just the Drake Passage. Thanks to the team on the Sea Spirit for putting together this video…you made our day!
“Excuse me… Jonathan? Falcon? I’m Karine from Quark!” That’s how I met Jonathan Shackleton and Falcon Scott for the first time. I wasn’t expecting to meet them until we boarded the ship, but as it turned out I was standing next to them on a shuttle bus from the airport terminal to the plane headed to Ushuaia. It was Friday, February 8, 2013. I’d been speaking with and emailing Jonathan [...]
Kerry Sanders, Today and NBC News correspondent, was on Quark’s Antarctic Explorer voyage on the Ocean Diamond from February 9-19, 2013. Watch the clip now below: See all NBC Videos here: Journey to the bottom of the earth For more videos from NBC’s Antarctic journey with Quark Expeditions, click here.